2016 Ford Taurus Price, release date, interior and other in this article…One of the leading US and international companies and motoring is Ford. For some time now Ford is trying to listen to the wishes of its customers and their needs and wishes. 2016 Ford Taurus is model which will we want to present you today. Although the Ford Taurus is one of the greatest icons of the American auto industry, for the presentation of the new seventh generation American giant was chosen automobile showroom in Shanghai. We will try to bring you closer to certain characteristics and interesting facts related to this model.
Interior and Exterior Design of 2016 Ford Taurus
Three years ago, Ford has said that by 2015 plans to offer 15 new products on the world’s largest car market. Following an investment of two billion dollars, the results are quickly arrived – the company has just 500,000 vehicles sold in 2012 reached 1.2 million vehicles last year. The plan is accomplished by adding a European and American models, as well as adding some models specifically for the Chinese market, such as the Escort. However, Ford now wants to take over the market share of large family sedan so it will offer its biggest domestic model in China – Taurus. As we mentioned, the Taurus is an icon of American industry and product that has saved the company during the 1980s, but its position has declined significantly in recent years. The sixth-generation Taurus debuted at the 2010 Volvo D3 platform, but because of the small interior of the class it has never exploded to the extent to which Ford had hoped, so in 2014 sold just over 50,000 vehicles.
For the 2016 Ford Taurus was transferred to CD4 platform, which already produces several models of the company (Ford Fusion/Mondeo and Edge and Lincoln MKZ), but it is significantly extended. This tells us that the wheelbase is now about three meters, which makes the new model significantly longer than its predecessor. While waiting for better pictures of the interior (which was not available at the time of writing this story), assume the extra space left on the rear seats, which in the past was a big drawback of this car.
Ford also says that the new Taurus significantly higher premium compared to its predecessor and brings a few details that did not have an advantage, such as LED headlights and taillights, 19-inch chrome wheels and more. Interior equipment is also envy and US carmaker says that many details taken from the luxurious Lincoln.
On the design side, 2016 Ford Taurus follows the strategy of other models of the company, and therefore does not bring a big surprise. The front part is almost identical to a lesser Fusion while the last part of a combination of several different models. In the end we mention that the American version certainly be almost identical, with the exception of a few changes to the bumpers. If Taurus wants to confront the great rival Chevrolet Impala, it is necessary to get all the help you can, and it seems to us that, at least on paper, a model for the Chinese market provides just that.
Engine and Specs
It is not known whether Ford to offer extended edition, like most rivals in the Chinese market or will this position to fill in some of the luxurious Lincoln. When it comes to mechanics, Ford has confirmed that under the hood 2016 Ford Taurus hides 2.7L turbo (EcoBoost) V6 engine, but his strength was not known. Let me also mention that this engine develops 315 hp Edge, or 10 hp more F-150, and a similar number can be expected in the Taurus.
This engine will likely replace the current atmospheric 3.5L V6 engine with 290 hp, and we can also assume that the Taurus will be available with two EcoBoost turbo engine – 2.0L and 250 hp and next-generation 3.5L engine that the F-150 Raptor develops 450 hp.
2016 Ford Taurus Price
If you want such a model at his side will have to pay MSRP $27,110. Depending on the equipment you want may move prices but nothing excessive. Price configurations depending on the model would be an MSRP of $27,110 to $40,275 SHO realization of this model is expected during the next year, or at the end.